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    October 5, 2012
    5:00 - 6:00am PDT  

we are live in the south bay. and more fallout from wednesday's presidential debate. the controversial comments that mitt romney is owning up to. it's all ahead on the ktvu channel 2 morning news. good morning. thank you for joining us on this friday morning, october 5th i'm pam cook. >> i know why you're smiling because it's friday. >> it's because i'm here with you. >> i know that too. i'm dave clark. let's check weather and traffic. i get to turn to steve and everything cool? >> with me or the weather? [ laughter ] >> you're always cool. >> we had that drop yesterday. we'll continue that even up to lake county and sacramento today. and areas that are usually pretty hot. not only low clouds but partly cloudy, partly sunny today 60s and 70s. here is sal. westbound highway 4 it's a
nice drive so far if you are driving from antioch to concord. right now is a good time to do that. this mornings commute is pretty good if you are driving on the san mateo bridge. yesterday was a bad day but today is good. it is a big weekend in san francisco with more than a million people expected to pack the streets. tara moriarty is in the city with more on why you should expect big delays. >> reporter: we are here near pier 29 where come this weekend one northbound lane will be shut down from the ferry building all the way to bay street. that will allow emergency vehicles access in through the crowds. if you pan to the left, you can see we're in front of the official america's cup store. the cup is expected to draw 40,000 people this weekend to watch the races. and there are many more events planned. this will give city officials are a little bit of an idea of what to expect for the big america's cup next year where more than three million people
are expected to attend. over the skies of san francisco this weekend, you will see the beloved blue angels. the u.s. navy pilots have been making practice runs for the big show set for saturday and sunday. it's part of fleet week and the parade of ships is tomorrow. here's a look at the other events going on. the giants will take on the reds in the national league playoffs saturday and sunday. the hardly strictly bluegrass festival will take place in golden gate park. the 49ers will play the buffly bills on sunday and the italian heritage parade is on sunday. it's definitely going to be crowded. make sure you take mass transit if you are coming down here. live in san francisco i'm tara moriarty. transportation agencies are gearing up for the busy weekend. and adding more services
starting tonight. bart will have up to a dozen special events trained and longer hours to accommodate the crowds. there will be three times as many ferries as usual in and out of the city and muni is adding services and shuttles going straight to the giants game. time now 5:02 overnight news two bart passengers robbed at gunpoint as they were stepping off a train. this happened at 11:30 last night at the coliseum bart station in the parking lot. now bart police say the victims were get into their cars when duosus -- two suspected gunmen walked up. they had canine police dogs with them. one of the suspects may have been bitten by the police dogs and taken to the hospital. the robbery victims were not hurt. there is new information this morning about a san jose principal accused of not reporting allegations of sexual abuse by a teacher.
the evergreen school district released notes showing a second grade student told the principal that a teacher blindfolded her and put something in her mouth. the principal should have reported that to the police and to child protective services. the teacher allegedly molested another student three months later and was arrested. if you have to fill up at the gas pump today expect sticker shock. the prices are going up. janine de la vega is live now to tell us how much gas prices have gone up just overnight and what is causing all of this. good morning, janine. >> reporter: good morning, dave. here at this arcco price of regular unled is $4.29 a gallon. across the street it's $0.16 higher. across the street the prices have jumped dramatically. that is a problem unique to california. let's take a look specifically at san jose. according to aa fuel gauge
report -- aaa fuel gauge report a week ago it was $4.16. yesterday was $4.38. and today the average is $4.54. in a week gas prices have jumped $0.38. this all stems from supply problems. the chevron refinery fire in richmond is producing at a reduced capacity a chevron pipeline that moves crude oil from northern california was recently shut down. >> over the last week or so there has been a couple other problems. i think the most serious one was the one at the exxon mobile refinery that seemed to be sort of the straw that broke the camels back. and that is when prices jump took off. >> reporter: analysts say california's gas is at the lowest level in ten years. what doesn't help is the states strict pollution. while prices here in the bay
area are high it's even higher in los angeles with some stations have actually passed the $5 mark. a few of the station owners have actually shut down the pumps rather than charging the higher price to break even. reporting live in san jose janine de la vega ktvu channel 2 news. in election news this morning republican presidential nominee mitt romney is talking about his controversial comments on the 47%. >> i was completely wrong. and i believe however that my life has shown that i care about it 100%. >> video surfaced of romney showing nearly half of americans americans are victims depending on the government. the obama campaign is
regrouping following wednesday's debate in denver. some democrats say they are surprised that president obama didn't bring up mitt romney's 47% comment. the campaign said the president was focusing on the moderators questions. both are waiting for the latest jobs report. they will release september numbers in less than 30 minutes nod. coming up at 5:15 we will take you to our washington, d.c. bureau with more on why some say this is the most important report of the year. time now about 5:07. let's go to sal. people are getting out the door. or are we feeling friday light? >> we haven't had friday light in awhile. i really don't think we will have it today, but i hope i'm wrong about that. right now it's light because it's nice and early on 80 westbound it looks pretty good. wouldn't it be a nice surprise if we had a friday light today? it just seems like too many people are trying to get into
the city all day long, all weekend long. you heard tara talking about it. westbound bay bridge this is what you want the bridge to look like. no problem there is. if you're driving in the south bay northbound 280 traffic does look good getting up to highway 17. at 5:07 let's go to steve. >> sal, thank you. a very happy friday. a lot of high clouds over us and low clouds. we start off mostly cloudy to cloudy. a little cooler. upper 40s and 50s. fleet week forecast same as america's cup. giants game, whatever you are doing. treasure island to the city it's going to be in the upper 50s and 60s. there is too much on an on shore breeze. low and high clouds. breezy to blustery at times. and the low which was sitting off the coast is moving toward us. that has picked up the fog bank and probably chewed it off. inland temps will now continue
to come down. by that i mean clearlake and ukiah. 49 santa rosa. 60 mountain view and hayward. 55 out to antioch. still a westerly breeze all the way from sfo, travis, and vacaville. big dome of high pressure. you can see that there. our concern is that low right there. as it moves toward us it's moving very, very slowly. it will continue to give us occasionally spinning high and mid level clouds. 60s and 70s coast and bay. it will be breezy to windy at times. temperatures 60s and 70s. 65 in alameda. 74 san jose. 68 santa cruz. what a week in santa cruz from 101 down to 68. 60s on coast into the city. breezy, cool into saturday. sun and clouds. we'll cloud it up on monday. clearing and breezy on tuesday.
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meeting after bombs hit a turkish town. syria says it was a tragic accident. however the u.n. security council condemned that bombing calling it international law. the turkish prime minister says he doesn't want to go to war but he asked his parliament to approve more attacks. new movie that shows the osama bin laden man hunt is due to debut two days before the elections. u.s. navy seals shot and killed osama bin laden during a raid at his compound in pakistan in may of 2011. the new movie which will air on the national geographic channel will -- is a prominent fundraiser for the obama campaign. national geographic says the timing of this release is not meant to be political. secret service has adopted new policies following what
many call the most embarrassing scandal in its history. it will ban excessive drinking enchaserring of work related information on social networking sites. the labor department september jobs report is due out in just about 15 minutes. ktvu alison burns is in our washington, d.c. newsroom with some why are calling this the most important report of the year. >> reporter: we are just five weeks now from a presidential election that has been dominated by talk about the economy. the latest job numbers could be crucially important for the election because they are a bell weather for how our nation's economy is doing. economists believe more jobs were created last month and the month before but the unemployment rate could pick up to about 8.2%. on the campaign trail yesterday the president and mitt romney hammered each over who is best with dealing with the economy. >> we can't afford to double down on the same top down
economic policies that got us into this mess. that is not a jobs plan. it's not a plan for our economy. >> they plan on raising taxes on american people and that will kill jobs. we will not let that happen. we want to create jobs not kill jobs in this country. >> reporter: we are going to get quick reaction from both candidates this morning as they campaign in virginia. reporting live from washington, d.c. alison burns. time right now 5:125. a professional parachuter is being -- laveran went sky diving to celebrate her 80th birthday. she almost fell out of her harness but she landed safely. the faa is fining dennis mcglen $2200 for improperly fitting that harness and improperly leaving the aircraft. woman from morgan hill accused of abandoning her ten-
year-old daughter during a shoplifting attempt is now in jail. here is new booking photos of marcy erico. she fled to nevada after abandoning her daughter while trying to shoplift at a morgan hill safeway last month. her daughter is staying with her grandmother now. child protective services is making arrange thes to -- arrangements to bring back her 11-month-old son from nevada. the mail theft happened sometime between wednesday afternoon and thursday morning at skyline boulevard and bear gulch road. now people are worried they will use the stolen mail to steal their identities. three people are expected back in court today for jewelry scams targeting elderly chinese women. this is surveillance video of an incident in san francisco. police say the scammers told the victims to put their jewelry in a bag to ward off bad spirits and took off with
the jewelry. the preliminary hearing for the women charged in the case is expected to finish today. each woman has been charged with seven san francisco and san jose were supposed to have dozen of electric cabs by now, but there are no electric yellow cabs yet. san francisco municipal transportation agency received a $7 million grant for the program. so far none of the money has been spent on battery swapping stations or electric cars. that network is now scheduled to be up and running sometime next year. now back over to sal. how is traffic? >> it's doing well. nice and early commute rise. we are looking at interstate 880 in oakland. that traffic is moving along very nicely with no major problems. it's a nice looking drive continuing past the coliseum.
also we are looking at san francisco. southbound 101 looks good to the airport. no problems on the 280 extension. 80 westbound we are still off to a good start here. 5:17 let's go to steve. >> thank you, sir. a little low moving closer toward us is starting to rotate in high clouds. not only do we have the high clouds also the low clouds under cloudy skies. ukiah, clearlake will continue to come down on the temperatures. cooler inland forecast. not much has changed coast and bay. 49 sonoma county airport. 60 at hayward. san jose 57. 58 bookend. westerly component all the way out to the -- big strong area of high pressure. driving in a couple systems to the east of us.
our concern is that low right there as it moves closer it's starting to increase not only the high clouds but give us a much cooler pattern. partly sunny and partly cloudy. a chilly morning. 60s and 70s now for everybody. all the way inland. 77 brentwood. 73 pleasanton. 74 san jose to cupertino. 75 for los gatos. 73 wood side. 68 san mateo. breezy cool pattern into saturday. fog could get chewed up by the coast. maybe a few showers visit on monday. this morning toyota reports that sales in china dropped sharply last month. the world's biggest auto maker says sales are down 40% from this time last year. showroom traffic and sales have plunged ever calls for a boycott of all japanese
projects. that has franklated into stronger sales in china. overnight all the major markets in the far east and along the pacific room closed with gains. australia up nearly 1%. japan and hong kong had a half a percent increase. checking in on the european markets right now and they are all up pretty strong actually. some up more than 1%. checking in on our numbers we of course are waiting for that jobs report to come in in just about ten minutes from now. all three up yesterday. and all three futures indicating higher opening for the dow, nasdaq, and s & p 500. but a lot can change. a life saving transplant for a bay area undocumented immigrant. how east doing now -- how he's doing now and the plans he has for his daughter at the end of this month. more kids are leaving california to attend college out of the state. the reason behind the trend. and don't forget you can wake up with ktvu every
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time now 5:23. new project to keep lake tahoe
blue is ready to begin. they want to get rid of these small clams. the waste from the clams ass algae blooms which turns the water green. the first phase of that treatment begins october 15th. six more birds have tested positive for the west nile virus in contra costa county. health officials say the recent heat wave may be to blame. the birds were found in benwood, discovery bay, walnut creek and oakland two residents have tested positive for the virus this year. our state's financial mess has more students leaving california to attend college out of state. budget cuts have led to tuition increases already packed uc and scu schools are cutting enrollment and offering fewer
classes. high school counselors are telling students to look beyond california schools. >> students are broadening out. are they all going there any don't know but they are starting to look. >> colleges in oregon, washington, arizona, and ohio are aggressively recruiting california students. at ohio state some out of state students can reportedly get $12,000 toward the $25,000 yearly tuition. new medical study scout suggesting that providing free birth control could lead to reduced abortions. researchers say they tracked more than 9,000 teenage girls and women. many received contraception at no cost. researchers are saying participates had fewer unantsiest patted pregnancies. study by the way is published in the journal of obstetrics and gynecology. undutyed immigrant is --
undocumented immigrant is back at his home after a well publicized kidney transplant. he received national attention after an online campaign began to support his cause. critics thought american citizens should get organs instead. he received that transplant at ucsf last week. all signs are pointing to a complete recovery for him. he even told the mercury news he's hoping to go trick or treating with his daughter for halloween. time now 5:26. let's check in with sal to see what is happening on the roads. >> good morning to you. traffic is doing well around the bay. there are no major problems if you are driving on 80. it continues to move along very nicely. also this morning we are looking at interstate 680 the sunol grade that traffic looks good. at 5:26 let's go back to steve. >> we have a mix of high clouds and low clouds and there is a little chill in the morning
air. temperatures today they started cooling down for many yesterday. they will continue that even well inland today. 60s and 70s. we'll have more coming up on your weekend forecast in fivemies. time is 5:26. violence at a popular israeli vacation spot is an attack police say is tied to an american man. plus what we are founding out about a fatal rabies case and how it's connected to contra costa county. there is a lot of places to go in the bay area and a lot of different ways to get there. coming up we'll tell you how bart and other systems are preparing for huge clouds. ;
good morning to you. welcome back. it's friday, october 5th i'm dave clark. >> and i'm pam cook. time now is 5:30. steve paulson is here with the forecast weekend. we always worry about the fog with the blue angels. >> cooer. temperatures started yesterday and right went into not only the inland areas but will continue that today. we also have high and mid level clouds. equals 60s and 70s. here is sal. >> steve, good morning. right now traffic continues to move well in marin county. southbound 1012 approaching -- 101 approaching the san rafael area. we are looking good on the golden gate bridge. let's go back to dave and sam. speaking of san francisco
they are bracing for big crowds this weekend. more than a million people are expected to fill the streets and roads. several high profile events including the america's world cup series just to name a few. city leaders hope this might show who is to come for the big america's cup event next year. they are expecting three million people in san francisco. oh yeah and then there is this. looking up in the skies over san francisco this afternoon. you may get a glimpse of the famous navy blue angels. the pilots are making practice runs. they will give you a sneak peek ahead of the big show tomorrow and sunday. all a part of fleet week. the parade of ships that comes tomorrow. now here's a look at just some of the many events happening in san francisco this weekend. of course you have the giants playing the cincinnati reds and the national league playoffs that is saturday and sunday. then there is the hardly
strictly bluegrass festival. that is happening in golden gate park. the 49ers will be hosting the buffalo bills on sunday. the italian heritage parade is happening in north beach on sunday. playoff fever is hitting bay area baseball fans really hard as you know. both teams are playing in playoff games this weekend. the fans are just geeked. coming up at 5:45 we'll take a look at how local businesses are benefiting from the great season the ark's and giants have had. to avoid gridlock people are being urged to take public transportation. alex savidge is in oakland as local transit agencies are gearing up for the this weekend. alex. >> bart spokesman told me they are preparing for a record breaking weekend in terms of ridership as people head out to the baseball games, the big concerts, or boat races. bart is prepared they say for those big crowds. just a few hours later on this morning they will be adding extra cars and in anticipation
of all the events over the weekend, bart will be putting every available train car into service. that is around 600 of them. they will even be offering a dozen special event trains all timed to coincide with certain large events. extra station agents will also be on hand along with extra bart police officers. >> this is an all hands on deck event for bart to use a fleet week expression. we'll have more train cars out there. we'll have more station agents, more train operators. everybody is working this weekend who can basically so we can get the bay area moving. >> reporter: meantime in san francisco muni will be adding extra trains and buss to certain lines on saturday and sunday. a special focus will get people to and from the giants home playoff games. and things will be crowded out on the bay as well with a whole lot more ferries shuttling passengers into the city. the san francisco bay ferry will triple its normal capacity between the east bay and san francisco. if you plan to take a ferry
reservations are recommended. of course as we come back here live no reservations needed for bart, but we are told by the spokesperson it's a good idea to show up early especially if you want to park at one of the stations. they expect packing to be at a premium. live this morning in oakland alex savidge ktvu channel 2 news. on our website we have posted summaries on some of the big events this weekend. you can go to the front page and look for the section entitle the hot topics. drive by shooting tonight in san jose injured one man. it happened on roberts avenue at about 11:00 last night. the man was hit in the nose and the hand. the injuries are not considered to be life threatening. a woman is in custody after leading sheriffs deputies on a wild chase through the east bay. now her car ran several red lights on east 14th street from
san leandro to oakland last night when she got to the end of the street she turned around and went the other way. now she was finally stopped at 61st avenue. that chase lasted almost a half hour. very intense search is happening now in the lake tahoe area for an inmate that escaped just hours before he was due in prison. authorities say a judge granted anthony katello a three hour release to take care of his personal business before he was transferred from jail to prison. he was asked to be driven to a hospital in south lake tahoe. that is where authorities say he escaped. he was due in prison on charges of spousal battery. new this morning from overseas an american man opened fire at a hotel in israel killing a hotel chef following a reported dispout. police killed the gunman that had be working at the hotel as a work study program that brings jews to israel. the only information they are
releasing is that this man was from new york. patients in 23 states are being warned that injections they received for back pain may have been contaminated with fun gal meningitis. the health department claims the steroids were shipped to facilities in los angeles and mendocino counties. 36 people have contracted it. five people have died. >> first time i have ever seen anything like this, i have been safely giving steroid injections for 22 years and never seen this or heard of anything like this. >> symptoms of fungal meningitis are slurred speech, walking funny. officials say it appears the man contracted rabies after
coming in contact with a bat. he died this past july while in switzerland. they have identified 59 people that may have come in contact with that man. 23 have been given rabies shots. time now 5:36. in case you haven't noticed gasoline prices have been shooting up in the bay area and all over california. janine de la vega is live this morning to tell us how hay hie the prices have gone up and the reason why. >> reporter: good morning, dave. people with spoke with this morning are frustrated. they are coming to this air koa -- arco because it's on the lower side. on we found a gas station in cupertino that was selling gas for $5.39. the cost of gas in california hassish creased dramatically this week.
it's a problem unique to our state. california is dealing with supply challenges. the fire at a chevron refinery in richmond caused lower production. and there was a power failure at exxon mobile refinery in los angeles. analysts say california's gasoline is at the lowest levels in more than ten years. people we spoke with had their own opinions. >> i think because of the election it seems like every election goes on prices always rise. the last time i remember this, it went up over $5. it was when obama ran. >> reporter: take a look at what is happening in san jose. according to fuel gauge report a week ago regular unleaded was $4.16. yesterday $4.38. today the average is up to $4.54. that is a jump of $0.38. even though prices are high in the bay area, we are finding
that in los angeles the prices are even higher. some gas station owners are shutting down their pumps because they don't want to charge the higher prices just to break even. let's check in with sal. 5:38 is the time. how is traffic? >> good morning. traffic is still doing pretty well. in most areas. we haven't seen a lot of problems out there. we've had minor crashes that weren't causing any slow downs really. let's take a look at 80 westbound. no major problems here. it's a nice looking drive all the way through. it is getting a little more crowded here. although there is not a backup just yet. if you are driving on 80 a little farther up that traffic is off to a start. as it moves toward us it has enhanced that high cloud deck
and low cloud deck. our cooling trend continues. and it will be for inland areas. it started on the coast. bay, yesterday and even away from the coast. fleet week forecast giants, forecast, parade, whatever you are doing kind of partly sunny, partly cloudy 60s. low an high clouds. breezy to windy at times. we are focusing on inland temps today. they will continue to drop off. 50s and 40s on the temps to 60 degrees. there is still a westerly component. sfo out toward fairfield and travis. and vacaville. our concern is this guy right there. as it inches closer to us. it will be here all the way into the weekend and early next week. partly sunny and partly cloudy. breezy, cool to chilly. the morning lows on the cool
sigh hair. concord, pleasant hill. san leandro 68 degrees. 77 morgan hill to 75 los gatos. and 60s on the peninsula or very low 70s with 60s up and down the coast or in the city itself. breezy and cool on saturday. maybe a few showers on monday. >> thank you, steve. the september jobs report was just released minutes ago. quite a surprise. why some people are saying it's good news for president obama. plus where dozens of high school students were pepper sprayed at school. why a school police officer did what he did. >> you have a marijuana grow here? >> yeah but cameras are not all right. >> backyard pot farm said to be illegal but why neighbors are upset. good morning san mateo. dan hurd: when i was a child, california was a leader in education funding.
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good morning. low and high clouds. mostly cloudy out there. it will be another cooler pattern inland. 60s and 70s. welcome back. guilt or innocence to you -- good morning, to you. here's a quick looks at the stories we are following for you. two bart passengers were robbed at gunpoint. it happened around midnight after they just got off a bart train. bart police used police dogs to catch the suspects at a nearby warehouse. it will be a very busy weekend in san francisco. more than a million people are expected to pack san francisco streets. a lot of high profile events including the america's cup world series. city officials in san francisco hope to learn from this
weekends event how they can get ready for the big yacht event next year. and spectators if you are head into san francisco, you are advised to take public transportation. bart, muni, golden gate ferry are all adding extra trains and ferries to handle the additional traffic. a backyard pot grow in concord is dividing a neighborhood. ktvu confirmed that police have investigated a complaint regarding this marijuana garden. but they didn't take any action because it's all legal. still many neighbors don't feel safe with those plants around. >> i'm afraid we are going to end up with crime wave over in this section. i don't want to see that happen. >> a lot of these people are homeowners. they have been here for 20 plus years. of course they are more than entitled to be concerned about their neighborhood. >> the man you heard has been growing the pot as part of a
medical marijuana collective. he said he once had 30 plants but now there ask only ten. albany police are releasing new information in the popular middle cool teacher accused of molesting students. he was taken into custody and after posting bond committed suicide monday morning. his supporters accuse officers of hastily arresting him and ruining his reputation but police have released key details about their investigation and say several girls accused him of molestation. police say they responded quickly to ed of moles -- evidence of molestation. students were pepper sprayed on campus. officials say two girls started fighting and four more girls jumped in. and dozens of students crowded around to watch the fight. a school police officer used pepper spray to break up the
fight. paramedics ended up treating about 47 effected students for burning eyes and trouble with their breathing. school officials will now investigate the use of that pepper spray. cupertino the city will fly its city flag at half staff today. they are marking the first anniversary of the death of steve jobs. this is video of steve job's last public appearance at a cupertino city council meeting. this was a month before he died. that is where he laid out his plan for apples new circular headquarters building. mayor mark says flying the flag at half staff is a small reminder of the impact steve jobs had on the community. it's a depressing time for san jose sharks fans. the national hockey league has canceled the first two weeks of the regular season due to the players lockout. the sharks will miss at least five games including three home games. the owners and players remain split over revenue sharing and
no new talks are scheduled. the bay area has baseball playoff fever. it's paying off big for a lot of local businesses too. hotels are already booked up in san francisco. part of it has to do with the playoff game between the giants and the cincinnati reds. some are paying up to $500 a night for hotel rooms. and in the east bay businesses are getting ready for big crowds as well since the a's will play the tigers in detroit which will have a lot of people going to restaurants to watch the game. >> we'll be packed. we are lucky we have an outdoor patio we can put people out there. we have a big screen tv out there on the patio. >> we are talking a bay series going on. if that happens, what else can you do but root for both of them? i mean we are talking two awesome games. >> a big rally will be held at noon for the giants right in front of at & t park. the first pitch for the giants tomorrow 6:30.
the a's by the way play at 3:00. right now it's 5:48. want to go back to sal to check in. hopefully no problems for the commute. >> yes nice and light so far. right now we are looking pretty good as you drive around the bay area. as a matter of fact if you are looking at any of these commutes,s it is a touch lighter than usual. earlier we were talking about friday light. we'll see what happens. i don't think it will be quite as light as it was in those friday light summers we had in the summertime. but we may get a small break. let's hope for that. this is a look at san francisco northbound 101 as you approach the 80 split. that would be a calm before the storm really. as you all know that san francisco is going to be super crowded this weekend. we will have a live report from san francisco on that subject coming up. and then this is a look at 80 westbound between pinole and richmond. we haven't seen a big crowd developing here which is a hopeful sign. let's go to steve. thank you, sal. very good morning. we have not only the rose clouds but a lot of high clouds
in place. our area of low pressure is finally moving toward us. as it does that means temperatures started moving down. fleet week forecast just lump everything in together. temperatures near the city upper 50s and low 60s. there will be some breaks later on. the low is getting closer. it could give us showers late sunday into early monday. we'll tackle that when we meet again. temperature drop today is for those way inland that don't get much of a sea breeze. 40s and 250s to -- 40s and 50s and 60s. southwest wind or westerly breeze component pretty much in place here for most. this little low right there you can see it's starting to enhance a little bit. keep an eye on that. that will play right into our weekend. it's coming right over us. partly sunny and cloudy. a cool morning. chilly out there.
60s and 70s. 72 concord. 65 alameda. and 74 san jose. ? 64 in san francisco. with your weekend always in view it looks like a partly sunny and cloudy. maybe showers on monday. new this morning the u.s. unemployment rate dipped below 8% for the first time in four years. 15 minutes ago the labor department reported the jobless rate dropped to 7.8% during september. the question is are more people working or fewer people looking? some analysts say this is good news for president obama who promised a stimulus plans would help lower the unemployment rate. samsung posted a record third quarter profit. the giant reports earnings of $7.3 billion. that is nearly twice of what it earned during the same time last near. samsung credits strong sales and high end tvs. online game maker zynga
stunned investors when it announced it will post a lost in the last quarter. zynga is behind the games including farmville and mafia wars. there is a new boy scout controversy in the bay area where a young man is blocked from becoming an eagle scout and what sex has to do with it. rushing to a rescue after a school bus crashes in texas. the reason the concern was especially high for the passengers.
good morning. a lot of low and high clouds. mostly cloudy here this morning. kind of cool too. it will be partly sunny, partly cloudy. three people recovering from this school bus crash in san antonio, texas. the bus plunged 15 feet down off a freeway overpass. investigators say a car cut off that school bus. the driver then lost control and then went off the road. that school bus by the way is for special needs children. only a seven-year-old and two adults were on board though. the adults suffered possible fractures. the child only had cuts and bruises. if you are flying american airlines you may want to check the status of your flight before head together airport. american is canceling dozens of
flights because of seats that have been coming loose while the plane is in flight. 44 flights are canceled today. 50 flights were canceled yesterday. all the planes should be back in service tomorrow. moraga teenager says his lifetime dream to become an eagle scout is denied because he is openingly gay. ryan joined the scouts when she was six years old and worked toward the ultimate scouting honor ever since. the final project was guiding students at joaquin middle school in building a tolerance wall. a visual reminder against bullying. but his scout master refused to sign off on the project. now the community is weighing in on the controversy. >> it's hard. i can't really say it's a right or wrong. it's not a right or wrong. it's a matter of perspective. >> i hope the community is better than that. i hope the eagle scouts are better than that. >> ryan's mother has started a petition on to get
the boy scouts to change the stance on the issue. so far there are more than 10000 supporters that have signed. happy reunion for a ten- year-old san jose girl and little dog. >> it's unbelievable. i didn't know this would happen. >> mico the dog was stolen four days ago during a burglary. he was found on wednesday in a target parking lot about 80- miles from his home. a mother and her two young children thought the little puppy was a stray so they took the puppy home. after seeing on the news they realized it was a stolen puppy. mother returned the puppy to its rightful owner and received a $6,000 reward. >> i like happy endings. >> so do i. let's check in with sal. we're coming up on 6:00. probably getting busier out there. >> a little bit pam and dave. 280 northbound looks pretty good getting up to highway 17. been looking at the toll plaza. we still don't have a big
crowd. let's hope it stays this way. if it does we will give dave clark the credit. 680 looks good. 5:57 let's go back to dave and pam. >> thank you. the race for the white house really heating up. where both candidates will be today and how they are changing their strategies. alsos impact of the newest jobs report. >> plus one of san francisco's busiest weekends ever is about to begin from baseball to concerts to air shows we will tell you where the crowds will converge and how traffic will be effected. the weather also might effect. it looks like it will be cool.